Glaze Workshop with John Britt – Westville IN OCTOBER 6-8, 2023
John Britt Glaze Workshop – 3 days
1038 N 550 E
Westville, IN 46391
OCTOBER 6-8, 2023
John Britt is a studio potter in the mountains of Bakersville, North Carolina, and has been a potter and teacher for 38 years. John travels all over the world teaching this workshop and many others. He is both nationally and internationally recognized as one of the ceramic world’s greatest glaze experts. He is the author of multiple best selling glaze books.
This is a 3 day hands-on workshop where we will make a Color Blend with various bases to illustrate the effect of oxides in the base and their effect on color. After we dip the tiles and load the kiln we will discuss all things glazes including oxide properties.
The workshop will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. It is designed for beginner to intermediate potters. We will discuss cones, kilns, firing dynamics and principles as well as apply those principles to various firing cycles. This will lead us to some basic classifications of glazes, like ash, celadon, temmoku, etc. We will discuss how and why each type of glaze works and how you can achieve them, how to adjust your glazes and how to find new ones. We will discuss glazes from my new book: “The Complete Guide to Mid-Range Glazes: Glazing and Firing at cone 4 – 7”, but will go into more detail than the book allowed.
Lunch will be provided each day along with light refreshments throughout. *Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
You are more than welcome to camp on our property, or we can recommend places to stay nearby. Please contact us to make arrangements.
Dates: Friday October, 6th 9am-4pm / Saturday October, 7th 9-4pm / Sunday October, 8th 10am – 3pm
Supply List for Students:
- For your own protection, participants are encouraged to bring an OSHA approved respirator or N-95 dust mask and a quart size zip lock (with your name on it) to keep it in.
- Supplies for taking notes
- Please bring an immersion hand blender. We will need one of these for every two people.
- You will need to bring a triple beam or digital scale capable of weighing as little as 0.1 grams. Please test your scale against another triple beam or digital scale to ensure that it’s accurate, as many are not. We’ll need one of these for every two people.
Cancelation Policy: There will be no refunds given except in the event that the workshop is canceled, in which case a full refund will be issued.
Cost: $350 due at sign up / $35 lab fee due at time of event
Location: Beale Pottery / 1038 N 550 E Westville, IN 46391 / Our studio is located in a country setting just 9 miles South of Lake Michigan and the Indiana Dunes National Park. We’re within easy access to I94 and the IN State Toll Rd. The workshop will take place during peak season – the entire area is just gorgeous as the trees start to change color.
Availability: 30 guest spots / First come first serve – your spot is reserved once your payment is received
Registration is open!